Headlines: ‘Threat To Human Rights Highest In Police Station’ Says CJI NV Ramana
‘Threat To Human Rights Highest In Police Station’ Says CJI NV Ramana
The Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana, in a function on Sunday, said: “In spite of constitutional declarations and guarantees, lack of effective legal representation at the police stations is a huge detriment to arrested/detained persons. The decisions taken in these early hours will later determine the ability of the accused to defend himself,” While addressing an event organized by NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) at the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, CJI Ramana observed that even the privileged are not spared the third-degree treatment, but he did not refer to any particular case. During the launch of the legal services app, the CJI said: “The installation of display boards and outdoor hoardings in every police station or prison is a step in this direction,” However, he also added that NALSA should actively carry out the sensitization of police officers. Adding that the vulnerable population has long lived outside the system of justice, CJI Ramana said: “If, as an institution, the judiciary wants to garner the faith of the citizens, we have to make everyone feel assured that we exist for them,”
Covid Bulletin: India Reports 39,070 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.39%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 39,070 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of active covid-19 cases to 4,06,822. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have outnumbered fresh covid-19 cases with a large margin as 43,910 more patients got recovered during the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country stand at 3,10,99,771, with the recovery rate currently standing at 97.39%. The weekly positivity rate remained below 5%, currently at 2.38%. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 48 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 50.68 crore covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Parts of UP, Delhi, Haryana Likely To Receive Light To Moderate Rainfall Says IMD
The Indian Meteorological Department, on Monday, predicted light to moderate intensity rainfall over the national capital and adjoining areas of neighbouring states Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Tweeting about the same, the IMD said: “09/08/2021: 10:00 IST; Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Hastinapur, Chandpur, Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Billari, Chandausi, Bahajoi, Narora, Sahaswan,” On Sunday, the national capital received rainfall.
PM Modi To Chair UNSC Debate On Enhancing Maritime Security And Coordination In The Maritime Domain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to chair a high-level United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate on enhancing maritime security – a case for international cooperation via video conferencing on Monday. Confirming about the same, the PMO said: “Given that no country alone can address the diverse aspects of maritime security, it is important to consider this subject in a holistic manner in the United Nations Security Council. A comprehensive approach to maritime security should protect and support legitimate maritime activities while countering traditional and non-traditional threats in the maritime domain,” This is the first time that the issue of maritime security will be discussed as an exclusive agenda in a high-level open debate and also the first time that an Indian PM will preside over a UN Security Council open debate. The meet is expected to be attended by head of states, governments of members of UNSC, key regional organizations and briefers from the UN system.
ICMR Study: Mixing Covishield And Covaxin Shows Better Results Than The Homologous Approach
The Indian Council of Medical Research’s study found out that mixing covid-19 vaccine doses of Covishield and Covaxin show better immunogenicity than taking the shot of the same vaccine. The study said: “The findings suggested that immunization with a combination of an adenovirus vector platform-based vaccine followed by an inactivated whole virus vaccine was not only safe but also elicited better immunogenicity,” The particular study was conducted on 98 people, out of which 18 inadvertently received two doses of different covid-19 vaccines in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The study further stated: “Immunogenicity profile against Alpha, Beta and Delta variants in the heterologous group was superior and IgG antibody and neutralizing antibody response of the participants was also significantly higher compared to that in the homologous groups,” These findings are important for the nationwide vaccination drive wherein heterologous immunization can provide better protection against the various mutants of the novel coronavirus. Earlier, the Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) said that the purpose of conducting such studies is to assess if a person can be given two shots of different covid-19 vaccines.
Afghanistan: Taliban’s Power Grows More As They Capture Three More Provincial Capitals
On 8th August, the Taliban tightened its grip around Afghanistan as it captured three more provincial capitals after seizing much of the countryside in recent months. As per the security sources and residents, the Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul and Taloqan in the north have come under the control of the Taliban. On 8th August, the Taliban said: “After some fierce fighting, the mujahideen, with the grace of God, captured the capital of Kunduz. The mujahideen also captured Sar-e-Pul city, the government buildings and all the installations there,” Due to the recent fightings, hundreds of Afghans have been either killed or displaced.
Television Actor Anupam Shyam Passes Away Aged 63 Due To Multiple Organ Failures
Mann Ki Aawaz Pratigya fame Anupam Shyam passed away on Sunday, aged 63-year due to multiple organ failures. Last year, the actor was admitted to the hospital after he suffered kidney failure. Apart from television, Anupam Shyam also worked in films such as Lajja, Nayak, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Bandit Queen and Dubai Return. The actor’s younger brother also said: “He could not get good treatment due to financial crisis. I had informed his friends about his health,” May his soul rest in peace.
Bigg Boss OTT Launched With A Big Bang; Shamita Shetty Enters The OTT House
The Bigg Boss OTT had a grand launch with host Karan Johar. Giving a house tour in full Kabhi Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi style, Karan Johar made his entry shaking a leg to hit Bollywood songs such as Radha, Shawa Shawa, and It’s The Time To Disco. Female actor Malaika Arora Khan set the stage on fire after her sizzling dance on the trending item number Param Sundari and also taught the male contestants how to be ‘sarva gunn sampann’ Though what caught everyone’s attention was the dhamakedaar entry of actor Shamita Shetty on her hit number Sharara Sharara. You can catch the Bigg Boss OTT on Voot from Monday to Saturday at 7 pm and on Sundays at 8 pm. The most exciting part of the show is that the viewers get to decide the punishment for the contestants, deciding the future of the show.
Kriti Sanon Opens Up On Her Weight Loss Journey After Mimi
Actor Kriti Sanon had to put on an extra 15 kg to play the role of a surrogate mother in her recent film Mimi. On Sunday, Kriti took to her Instagram to share her weight loss journey and posted about her rigorous workout routine and gym visits. Speaking about the journey, she wrote: “Having put on so much weight for the first time ever and not working out for 3months(not even yoga!), my stamina, strength, and flexibility had gone down to Zero! In fact, I had to slowly get back to mobility with my joints clicking constantly,” With the help of celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, Kriti was able to get her strength back and shed all those extra kilos.
IPL Franchise CSK Announces Cash Prize Worth 1 Crore For Olympic Gold Medal Winner Neeraj Chopra
India has been celebrating the win of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. After Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win gold at the Olympics in the men’s javelin final on Saturday, the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings announced a cash prize of INR 1 crore and also announced the creation of a special jersey to pay tribute to Neeraj Chopra, who has created history. Neeraj followed the footsteps of Beijing 2008 gold medalist Abhinav Bindra by winning an individual gold medal at the Olympics. The official spokesperson of CSK said: “CSK will be creating a special jersey with the number 8758 as a mark of respect to Neeraj Chopra,”